Time-lapse photographer Rufus Blackwell spent the last two months carrying a DJI Osmo handheld stabilized camera around Ho Chi Minh City. The three-minute video below was the result. "The OSMO is a hand held gimble camera that keeps the shot amazingly steady even if you are shooting hand held," Blackwell told Thanh Nien News. "A completely new way of creating a moving time-lapse. This allows you so much latitude you can warp time. This was a highly experimental shoot." Blackwell won the 2014 Travel Photographer of the Year contest in the video category with a piece about the Kumbh Mela festival in India and the 100 million people that attended it. … [Read more...] about Saigon in time-lapse
Moving moment: The 605-tonne Xuan Truong broadcasting station in Nam Dinh Province was moved backwards 70m and rotated 180 degrees. — VNS File Photos by Thanh Tuy - Hoang Thuy Some might think moving a 3,000-tonne two-storey building, straightening a house that leans eight times more than the tower of Pisa or rotating a 650-tonne house can only be seen in a Hollywood movie, but Do Quoc Khanh can make it possible in real life. The number of problematic buildings Khanh has dealt with in the last 10 years is so large he can't remember exactly how many there have been. Many have been large buildings, including the 650-tonne broadcasting station in northern province of Nam Dinh, the Kim Ma theatre and a three-storey house in Ha Noi. The most remarkable building that Khanh has moved was a 3,000-tonne building in the Phu Cat high-tech zone on the outskirts of Ha Noi. By moving the enormous building 50 metres, Khanh set three records in both Viet Nam and South East Asia in 2008: the … [Read more...] about The genie who moves buildings
NDO – Today, the entire Party, army and people of the Lao People's Democratic Republic are celebrating their 42nd National Day (December 2, 1975 – 2017). This is a historical event of great significance as it has opened a new page in the construction of a peaceful, independent, democratic, unified and prosperous country towards socialism, while contributing to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.Located in Southeast Asia, Laos possesses a total land area of 236,800km2. The country is bordered by China to the north, Myanmar to the northwest, Thailand to the west, Cambodia to the south and Vietnam to the east. Laos has a population of more than 6.8 million including 49 ethnic groups, 85% of its population are Buddhist followers.Having abundant natural resources and thousands of years of history, the Lao people stood up against foreign invaders to liberate the country and establish the Lao People's Democratic Republic on December 2, 1975 … [Read more...] about Laos firmly moves forward!
Many drivers have continued to use small notes to pay toll fees at Cai Lay build, operate and transfer (BOT) toll station in the southern province of Tien Giang. Many drivers continue to use small notes to pay toll fees at Cai Lay BOT toll stationOn the morning of November 30, the Cai Lay BOT toll station was re-opened after being suspended for several months following strong protests over the fees. Many of them used small change in bottles for the toll.However, on the first and second day following re-opening, lots of drivers have continued their opposition though either using small change, or high-value notes.The staff on Thursday morning asked the drivers to move to the waiting lanes to make their payments, but they disagreed, causing serious traffic congestion of around two kilometres for hours. The staff couldn’t arrange sufficient change, so they were forced to let the drivers go for free for an hour. Traffic congestion at Cai Lay BOT toll station on November … [Read more...] about Tien Giang toll station suspended for second time following drivers’ protest
Oil prices were mixed ahead of the decision from a meeting in Vienna of 24 producing nations on crude output levels.However, Bitcoin traded at US$9,309.25 according to Bloomberg data - well down on a record US$11,434 reached on Wednesday.The pound extended its climb against the dollar following reports British and European Union negotiators were close to a divorce settlement deal over Brexit.That didn't help London's benchmark FTSE 100 equities index, which closed down 0.9 per cent. Many companies listed there make much of their earnings abroad, and a high price for the pound depresses profits.A strengthening euro affected main eurozone markets with Frankfurt's DAX 30 sliding 0.29 per cent while the Paris CAC 40 dropped 0.47 per cent.Europe's economic recovery is gathering steam, with eurozone unemployment falling to the lowest level since January 2009 and inflation picking up, official figures showed Thursday.The EU's official statistics agency announced that the jobless rate in … [Read more...] about Eurozone stocks slide as investors await OPEC’s next move